Monday, August 18, 2014

Dog, Deer, and Vegetables

Warning! Guard dog on duty...



The deer was in the yard again today. Poppy and I are beginning to think this deer was raised by someone. Wouldn't that be sad as deer season starts in September. This poor deer will be killed for sure...





The deer did not come any closer to Poppy but neither did it run away. It wandered into the back yard and down to the pond for water...



This deer is definitely not like the others around here. Deer run at the slightest sound or sight of a person.

Poppy went with me up to the garden this morning to see if there was anything that needed to be picked or gathered. Now I know you're tired of seeing my vegetables...lots of people out there have gardens and raise vegetables much prettier than ours. It's just that this teeny tiny garden has given us so much this summer. I am overwhelmed...and thankful...







and, another pound and a half tomato...



Looks like tomorrow will be another bean snapping bean canning day. Never let it be said that I was caught sitting idle! Mama used to say, well don't stop now! :)

Part of the flock gathered in for a group picture...



and, Big Boy said get one of me down here in the grass and weeds...



Sorry for all the pictures. Sometimes I get carried away. Thank you for stopping by. Better get supper started.

Love,
Henny

26 comments:

  1. Don't apologise for pictures...I love them!
    The picture of the deer by the pond is so lovely...like a Japanese painting.
    I think the only danger Eli poses is that he could lick you to death!
    Love the veggy pics....gorgeous colours,and if you need help eating them...you know where I am!!
    Jane x

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    1. Thank you Jane! Seems I don't have much to post about except our place here. I don't get out much. :)

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  2. You have every right to be proud of your garden. Ours has stopped since we are hot and dry. The cattle finished it off before they left.

    Have a wonderful evening.

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    1. We've been fortunate this year. Our summers are usually hot and dry.

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  3. That is quite a bounty you have there. Your kitchen looks so homey, a real country kitchen. I see your pretty dishes peaking in the corner. I would be very proud of a garden that gave me so much. Cute deer. I hate deer season with a passion. Deb

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    1. Oh Deb! So do I hate deer season, and my husband is a hunter. He is kind and has a tender heart...can't kill a doe, waits for a trophy buck. He enjoys just being in the woods more than actually hunting.

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  4. I'm wondering too if he might have been domesticated in someone else's yard. You're right- that won't help him in deer season. Your garden veggies look super. I am jealous, since I didn't plant a thing. Sigh.

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    1. I really hate to see deer season get her!

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  5. I can't believe how big Eli is getting to be. Is that a full size swing that he is on or a small just barely two person one? Either way he is getting to be a BIG boy. How much longer will he keep growing?

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    1. That is a full size swing. Our little front porch is eight wide. I'm not sure how long dogs grow. I would think until a year old. Wouldn't you? I need to check on that.

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  6. I am hoping I get enough rip tomatoes to make some spaghetti sauce to can. I have some green beans to pick. We got over 2 bushels about a week ago and they are ready to pick again.

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    1. You are so smart! I would never know how to can spaghetti sauce. Your beans have really produced this year. How many quarts do you have now? Love you Vicki.

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  7. You have a fine garden, all because of the hard work and tender care.
    We are run over with deer.....sadly they are NOT one bit afraid of humans, and everything in the garden is THEIRS or they seem to think so.
    Eli is the cleanest guard dog I have ever seen, and so handsome.
    ~Jo

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    1. Thank you! We finally had to fence in a garden spot. The deer here also thought we planted just for them. Eli stays clean because he had rather swing than chase away anything. :) A big baby!

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  8. I sure agree about Eli being the cleanest guard dog! Your garden's bounty is amazing, and to think I have been so impressed with my year old yellow tomato plant that keeps on giving tomatoes! But I don't have the green beans and all the other things. Would you like an armful of thyme or oregano? Got that going for me! You work much harder, and in a much bigger garden, what a woman! I will keep my fingers crossed for the pretty deer.

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    1. I would love an armful of thyme and oregano! I just set out a basil plant, sage plant, sprig of thyme and a sprig of oregano in a flower box near the front steps. Kind of late in the season, but hopefully these will grow until first frost. I don't have much luck with herbs and really don't know how to cook with them. I have used more basil this summer with all the tomatoes. I hoping the deer will be safe too.

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  9. I love your photos. Don't stop showing your flocks and your flora and fauna. .

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    1. Thank you Linda. Being home all the time, I don't have much else to post except the animals and plants. That is why I enjoy your blog so much. It is like going on a little vacation!

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  10. You have a super harvest from your garden. You will eat healthy.

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    1. We have really been fortunate this summer. We would be eating healthy if we left off all the extra junk bought at the store! :)

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  11. I just looked back at comments and Jane is right----that is a gorgeous picture of the deer by the pond. It looks like a painting----so ethereal. You should put a copy on a USB flash drive, take it to a drug store that has one of those picture printing machines, enlarge it and print it out on photographic paper. Oh how beautiful that would look hanging on your wall.

    Speaking of deer there is one right across the street in the front yard chomping away right here on a busy street at 9:48 in the morning. Arrrrgh!

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    1. Thank you for telling how. I'm afraid I don't even know what a USB flash drive is. Maybe my daughter can help me. I would love to be able to do that.

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  12. Your veggies look great! Eli has a great seat to watch from:)

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  13. Don't apologize. Blogs are for pictures. And it's your blog! Post what you want to share!
    You are truly blessed. Most of my peppers got blossom end rot or something similar, even though I put egg shells in the ground with them. :-(
    Tomatoes were mostly the same, except for the tiny heirloom Tess' Landrace Tomato. It grew like crazy! I couldn't keep it staked. But I love eating the little pea size tomatoes!
    Love your harvest and your chickens and your pictures!
    Maybe the deer will stay on your property and be safe.
    Blessings. ♥

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    1. I'm sorry about your peppers and tomatoes. Next year our garden probably won't do good. You just never know, do you? I have never heard of the Tess' Landrace Tomato. I would love to try one. Blessings to you too.

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